Mike Smith looks at his friendship with Jimmy Butler and the impact on his game
Miami coach Jim Larranaga said he believes he is "Coach-3" in court documents on the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball recruiting, but denies any wrongdoing.
North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II will likely miss the start of the regular season after breaking a bone in his hand.
Duke has other pieces, proven talent such as Grayson Allen and high-potential newcomers such as Wendell Carter, Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval. But what makes this team the team to beat can be summed up in two simple words: Marvin Bagley.
Gregg Marshall won't have to worry about getting that ridiculous No. 10 seed again this year. In fact, by year's end, Wichita State might just be able to drop the zero from the end of that 10. Being the top team isn't out of the question for the Shockers.
Mark Few and Gonzaga have long dominated the West Coast Conference, but is this the season that Saint Mary's takes over the top spot?
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|8||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||28-9||8||25||12||24|
|21||Iowa StateISU||Big 12||24-11||21||2||15||22|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).